Rome rises to AAA's top international destination this summer

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Orlando is once again the top U.S. domestic summer travel destination, says AAA, while Rome has climbed a few spots to become the top international destination.

Honolulu climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 this year. Anchorage dropped one spot to No. 3, while Seattle dropped one spot to No. 4.

Los Angeles and Anaheim, remained in position No. 5, while Maui moved up one spot to No. 6. Fairbanks fell one spot to No. 7, Las Vegas remained No. 8, Boston rose to No. 9 from No. 13, and Salt Lake City rose from 14 to 10.

Internationally, Rome rose from No. 3 last year to claim the top spot. Vancouver fell from its top spot last year to No. 2, while Dublin rose one spot to No. 3.

Paris rose two spots to No. 5; and Montego Bay also rose two spots, claiming No. 6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, fell from spot No. 5 last year to No. 7, while Calgary rose from No. 10 to No. 8. Cancun fell from No. 6 to No. 9, while Amsterdam fell one spot to No. 10.

"This is shaping up to be another banner season for travel as Americans look to get out and enjoy themselves in the summer sun," said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president of AAA Travel and Publishing.

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